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Rhun Hir [Rhun ap Maelgwn Gwynedd] (fl. 547–c. 600), king of Gwynedd

David E. Thornton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/23458

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Rhun Hir [Rhun ap Maelgwn Gwynedd] (fl. 547–c. 600), king of Gwynedd, was son of Maelgwn Gwynedd and, according to later genealogies, of Gwallwen, or Gwalltwen, ferch Afallach. Rhun was probably king of Gwynedd in north-west Wales in the second half of the sixth century. He possibly succeeded to the kingship in 547 if that is the correct date for the death of his father ...

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Subjects: Welsh History

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